Acacia Coast

Acacia serves as brewers guilds manager on the Brewers Association Government Affairs team. Since 2011, she has been working to support the organizational development of more than 60 small non-profit U.S. state and regional brewers associations—also known as guilds. Currently based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, Acacia’s role includes traveling to 20+ states and over 80 craft breweries each year, attending Capitol Hill climbs, brewers guild meetings, various national and international brewing and association management conferences, regulatory agency conferences, and of course beer festivals.

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California Craft Brewers Increase Their Impact

In November, the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) hosted its bi-annual conference in central California. Prior to the conference, northern California fires put the venue in jeopardy. Luckily this area was left unaffected and the CCBA staff and board recognized the need to support the area’s businesses now more than …More

Montana Brewers Conference and Fall Rendezvous

The Montana Brewers Conference, Montana Brewers Association (MBA) fall member meeting, and the MT Brewers Fall Rendezvous festival all took place in Missoula the last weekend of September. The Montana Brewers Conference, hosted by the MBA, …More

Is Arkansas the Craft Beer Frontier?

Founded in 2003, the Arkansas Brewers Guild (ABG) now has 22 members (out of about 28 total breweries in the state). Every Arkansas state representative has a brewery in their district, which certainly helped the guild …More